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Anil Rajvanshi

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Should we limit our use of cellphones, internet and TV to get back our mental peace?

Internet, cell phones and TV are great means of communication and information. However we as humans are becoming their slaves. A short essay on what can and should be done is at. http://www.nariphaltan.org/cellphone.pdf

Thoughts, debate and suggestions are welcome.


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    Sep 24 2012: It is exciting as well as frightening to me to think about the kids growing up attached to cell phones and computers the way I was to garbage pail kids and teddy ruxbin. I can't image having that kind of limited attention span. My 19 year friends are addicted to twitter. All my other friends are addicted to facebook. Here I am on TED. There is a great film called PLAY AGAIN that is about the phenomenon of kids and screens (tv, computer, phone etc) and the ADD effect and the complete lack of being in nature. For me that is the key- balance of also being in nature- filmmaker Tiffany Shlain made a film called Connected that also addresses this and she takes a techno-shabbat for 24 hours. Try it- much more difficult then it seems and the expectation of immediate replies is also part of the culture- you expect people to be checking their texts and emails all the time-

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